Thursday, September 22, 2011


I'm not a fan of powder foundations. They make my skin look dry, wrinkled and dull. But I'm also not a fan of having unprotected skin, using chemicals on my skin or spending a lot of time getting ready when I'm just dropping kids off at school, so it's been a tradeoff. Quick, easy, protected, but dull.....until now. Just tested out Rodan+Fields ENHANCEMENTS Mineral Peptides foundation powder and shockingly (I'm a powder cynic) not only did I get out the door in 2 seconds but my skin looked amazing AND it was protected (20 non chemical SPF, oh yeah!) It's soft, sheer and undetectable.
If you're on the North Shore and want to get some for yourself, Sparkle readers have been invited to attend an open house at Sally Cioffi's house (3 Chanticleer Dr, Beverly, MA) on September 29th at 6:00 pm or September 30th starting at 8:00 am or order online from the link below.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Yes, I've mentioned deck shoes before but I'm mentioning them again because this summer I got turf toe (it's a football injury which I got by NOT playing football) which means...... I CAN'T WEAR HEELS!!!!!! Can you imagine? All summer long? NO HEELS. So, I have to be a bit more creative and fun in the flat shoe department. YMC snakeskin deck shoes!! Wear them with jeans, with shorts and jean shirt or even with a flirty skirt. Ssssssssssso cute.

Monday, September 19, 2011


There's simply no reason lack of technique should keep you from getting catty. How many times have you tried only to be out catty'd by your fellow friend, acquaintance, enemy? Well no more. Dior has come out with a kit you literally sticker on! No more perfect left eye but deranged right eye. No more wobbly lines or bare spots. No, this time you are the cattyest of all.  

Friday, September 16, 2011


Join me this Saturday, Sephora, CAMBRIDE SIDE GALLERIA from 12-6.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


A friend of mine gave me a pair of pants like these a few years back and they're still rocking. I'm drooling over this color but all the colors work. Pair with flats, wedge booties or pointy toe heels and you're set. JBrand makes some great versions in fantastic colors, so does Rag & Bone. Go fetch!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


I was recently thinking I may need to change Sparkle's name. Sparkle. It sounds sort of tacky now, right? I mean, I love Target, but when they started using the word in their advertising and InStyle Magazine plastered it all over their covers, it sort of lost its luster. But as soon as I got a look at these Miu Miu sparkle and suede boots for Fall, sparkle was immediately redeemed. Sparkle on.

Friday, September 9, 2011


Feeling generous today? All I need is $700. I know, a bit steep, but trust me when I tell you, I really, really, really love it and will wear it every day. Pretty much. Like, most of the time. I have been looking for this jacket for a while and the one I swooned over a few months ago was around $7,000, so really, I'm giving you a huge break. All you have to do is click that little donate button to the left.. see it? Further down. There it is! So pretty isn't it? Every little bit helps... so don't be shy. And hey! If you live close by I promise to let you borrow it. Sometimes.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Raw talent and vision are the makings of a great jewelry designer. Throw in a legendary art education on top of it and you have Kasia Piechocka. I became aware of her work moments ago and am so intrigued and smitten with her work that regardless of how shoddy this post might be written, I feel the need to start shouting..... LOOK AT HER WORK!!!!! The collection is called, About the Man Who Loved Fishing. It's gritty, unisex, urban and organic at the same time. She clearly has talent but never mind that... it's the uniqueness that has me.....hooked.